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The Space Quest games chronicle the adventures of Roger Wilco.
More information can be found in the The SpaceQuest FAQ.
Space Quest I: The Sarien EncounterType: Moving character graphics Written 1986, 87 by Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy.
Comments: As the Spacelab Arcada is boarded by the evil Sariens
who steal the Star Generator to help them dominate the
galaxy, Space Janitor Roger Wilco escapes to the planet
Kerona, where he takes up the fight. After defeating the
Sariens he is rewarded with the Golden Mop. The game is
filled with a Spaceballs-like humour.
Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter (enhanced version)Type: Moving character graphics/Music Written 1990.
Notes: This is the same game as the above, but with improved graphics. The Amiga version of this takes up 6 disks instead of the original one. In this version Roger has blond hair instead of brown as in the original.
Space Quest II: Vohaul's RevengeType: Moving character graphics Written 1987 by Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy.
Comments: Roger is kidnapped and enslaved by the Sarien 'Sludge Vohaul'
and must escape from the Orium mines to defeat Vohaul again.
The humor in this game is somewhat more scarce than most of
the series. The game is not a big improvement from the first.
Space Quest III: The Pirates of PestulonType: Moving character graphics Written 1989 by Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy.
Notes: SQ3 was the first SQgame to come in 320x200 resolution and to support music cards (Roland MT32 and Adlib). It was awarded 'Best Adventure Game of the Year' and is generally recognized as the funniest SQ game. It is also available in Spanish.
Comments: Roger must flee from an android, hunting him for Mail Fraud
in SQ2. Having escaped that, he must rescue 'the Two Guys from
Andromeda' (creators of the SQseries) from the software
ScumSoft (a pun on LucasArts game system!) and return them to
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time RippersType: Moving character graphics/Point-n-Click/Music Written 1991 by Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy.
Notes: This was released both as a disk version and a CD version with speech. The CD version can either run under DOS or in a window. SQ4 came with 256 colors VGA handpainted graphics and video captured animation + digitized SoundBlaster effects.
Comments: Rogers old 'friend' Vohaul is back, and Roger goes on an
odyssey through several Time eras - including Space Quest XII
Space Quest X and a short visit back to Space Quest I (with
authentic SQ1 graphics -- he actually gets in trouble in a bar
because a couple of guys don't like his 256 color attitude).
At the end, he beats Vohaul -- helped by his (yet unborn) son,
Roger Jr., and returns to his own time and SQ4.
Space Quest V: Roger Wilco in the Next MutationType: Moving character graphics Written 1993.
Notes: After the production of SQ4 the duo behind the series split up. Scott Murphy left Space Quest, and Mark Crowe moved to Sierras sister/daughter company Dynamix. SQ V was actually written by Mark Crowe and produced by Dynamix, though it was labelled Sierra. Also available in Spanish.
Comments: Roger goes to the Academy and becomes captain on his own
spacecraft -- a garbage ship, collecting trash in space. Soon
he gets involved in a plot where evil mutants led by his own
commanding officer, Captain Quirk, tries to take over StarCon.
While defeating them, he also meets his love, Beatrice
Wankmeister. SQ5 is stuffed with references to popular
Space Quest VI: The Spinal FrontierType: Moving character graphics/MCG/SPEECH Written 1995 by Josh Mandel and Scott Murphy.
Notes: Space Quest VI comes on 1 CD, with a booklet, including some puzzles that serves as a sort of copy protection. The game has voice-over speech and can be installed under DOS or Windows. It was designed and mainly written by Josh Mandel, co-writer of earlier SQ-games, but due to some troubles with Sierra he left the company and Scott Murphy finished the game. This is probably why you find some inconsistencies and puzzles without hints here and there.
According to Sierra, this will be the last game in the Space Quest series.
Comments: Roger is demoted to second class janitor but gets kidnapped
(again) and is saved by beautiful corpsman Stellar Santiago.
She is later kidnapped to take part in a mind altering/body
switch project, and a miniaturized Roger must travel inside
her body to save her. Again full of reference to SF.
Space Quest 15th Anniversary Collector's EditionWritten 1994.
Notes: Contains SQ 1-5.
Space Quest Collection: Roger Wilco Unclogged
Notes: Package contains an instruction booklet and a CD with Space Quest 1-5.
Space Quest Collection SeriesWritten 1997 or 1998.
Notes: Contains six games according to the cover, including SQ 6, so the others would be SQ 1-5, I suppose.
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